MEDALS TO 1918.
Second China Medal Taku Forts 1860 JAMES DICKSON. COMMT. STAFF CORPS
Army Long Service & Good Conduct Medal 1154.3RD C.S.SGT. J. DICKSON, A.S.CORPS
Copy papers. James Dickinson was born inj Glasgow and enlisted into the 14th Foot 11 January 1856, aged 18. He transferred to the Commissariat Staff Corps 1 October 1859. 2nd Corporal 1865. To Army Service Corps 1 April 1870. Corporal July 1870. Sergeant September 1870. 3rd class Staff Sergeant July 1872. Discharged 1 April 1876. On discharge he gave his trade as a pastry baker and intended to reside at 17 Wellpark Street, Glasgow. Medals and clasp confirmed.
Private William Preastley
Medal Sebastopol 6914. W.
PREASTLEY 3RD BATTN GRENR GUARDS £275
Copy medal roll. William Priestley (note spelling) enlisted in Pontefract in April 1854 and served in the Crimea from November 1854 to July 1856.
He was discharged 17 March 1857 due to a "fracture of left leg whilst wrestling with one of his comrades in barracks."
||Crimea Medal unnamed £165|
Private John Emmett
Medal 1882 Tel-elKebir
5118 PTE. J. EMMETT
Khedive's Star 1882 5118 C.G.
Copy papers. John Emmett was from Rochdale and enlisted in October 1872 into the Scots Guards Fusiliers. In April 1876 he went into the Army Reserve and rejoined the Coldstream Guards in March 1881. To Egypt August 1882. Returned to the UK November 1882. He was discharged November 1884.
Private George Rhubottom
Army Ordnance Corps
Medal 1882 Suakin
1884 1720 PTE. G. RHUBOTTOM. A.O.C.
Khedive's Star 1882 1720
Copy papers. Khedive's star engraved with number on reverse. George Rhubottom was born in Limmerick, Ireland and enlisted into the Ordnance Staff Corps 20 January 1880. Served in the Cape of Good Hope from April 1881 to April 1882. Returned to UK and then left for Egypt in August 1882. Returned to UK July 1886. Army Ordnance Corps April 1896. Discharged 26 September 1899. In 1911 he was living in Aldershot and his occupation is "hawker in camp". He died in Frnham, Surrey in 1927.
Sergeant James Henry Hughson
British South Africa Police
Africa Company Medal (Rhodesia 1896)
TROOPR J.H. HUGHSTON B.S.A. POLICE
India Service Medal (1895) Rhodesia/Relief of Mafeking/Transvaal 1102 TPR: G.M. HUGHSON. B.S.A. POLICE.
King's South Africa Medal South Africa 1901 / South Africa 1902 36678 SERJT: J.T. HUGHSON. S.A.L.H.
The QSA medal roll confirms that 1102 Hughson transferred to the South African Light Horse with the no. 36678. The initials on the roll were not always clear and easily misread. Colonel Hickman ("Men who made Rhodesia") noted "I have had great difficulty with variations in spelling of some surnames and incorrect initials."
The BSAP Roll shows a trooper James Henry Hughston (no service number) who resigned in 1897 and a 1102 trooper James Henry Hughson serving from 1899 to 1901 when he joined the S.A.L.H. It appears that he rejoined the BSAP.
He was discharged as a Sergeant with the South African Light Horse 1st May 1902 as "medically unfit."
A suplementary medal roll for the Queen's South Africa Medal shows possible entitlement to clasps for Relief of Kimberley and Orange Free State.
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Private Ernest Weeks
Service Medal (1895) Punjab
Frontier 1897-98 / Tirah 1897-98
2522 Pte. E. Weeks
1st Bn Devon Regt
King's South Africa Medal South Africa 1901 / South Africa 1902 2522 PTE. E. WEEKS. DEVON: REGT.
Copy medal rolls and papers. Ernest Weeks was born in Cirencester, Gloucestershire and enlisted in April 1889, aged 18. He served in Egypt, India and South Africa. Also received the Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps for Elandslaagte, Defence of Ladysmith and Belfast. Discharged April 1910. By 1914 he was in Canada and enlisted into the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He died in Coventry 16 February 1944.
Driver Frederick William Davies
Royal Field Artillery
South Africa Medal Orange Free State /
Transvaal / Laing's Nek
80E19421 DVR: F.W. DAVIES, 64TH BTY:
Copy papers. Frederick William Davies was born in Farnborough, Kent and enlisted in March 1897, aged 18. Served in South Africa March 1901 to October 1902 and India to March 1905. He was convicted and imprisoned in July 1908 by the civil powers. Discharged March 1913. Also received the King's South Africa Medal with two clasps.
Traces of "ghost dates" on reverse of medal.
Private Alfred John Bester
2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade
South Africa Medal Transvaal /South
Africa 1902 8058 PTE. A. BESTER. RIFLE BDE.
Copy papers. Alfred John Bester enlisted in October 1900, aged 17. Served in South Africa from March 1902 to September 1902. Then Egypt Sept. 1902 to November 1905, India Nov. 1905 to December 1908. Discharged in the UK 18 October 1912. Clasps confirmed on medal roll.
|India General Service
Medal 1908 Afghanistan
191658 SPR. P. HOLE, R.E.
Copy MIC also shows entitlement to pair. Percy Hole.
|India General Service
Medal 1908 Afghanistan
76178 PTE. J.J. MARKWELL. R.A.M.C.
Copy MIC and roll. John J. Markwell served at 43 British General Hospital, Quetta in 1919. Discharged to the Reserve November 1919. Also received the British War and Victory Medals. His address was in Fulham.
Private John William Castle
|British War Medal
9255 CPL. J.W. CASTLE. YORK. R.
India General Service Medal 1908 Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919 9255 CPL. J.W. CASTLE. 1-YORK. R.
Copy papers. John William Castle was from Northallerton, Yorkshire and enlisted in April 1908. To India with the 1st Battalion January 1913.
The battalion spent the entire First World War in India. Both medals confirmed. Discharged January 1920.
General Service Medal 1908 Waziristan
M-15523 PTE. W. MCMURRAY.
Copy MIC confirms no WWI entitlement.
|1914/15 Star 743
DVR. D.H. ROBBIE. R.F.A.
British War Medal 743 DVR. D.H. ROBBIE. R.A.
Replacement Victory Medal (unnamed)
Copy research. David Hebenton Robbie was born in Bolton, Lancashire in 1895. He enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery in June 1911.
He was listed as wounded February 1916. Transferred to Royal Flying Corps in August 1916 was Acting-Sergeant by September 1917 (trade: fitter). To the RAF Reserve in March 1919.
1914/15 Star 3149 2/CON. M. NDEZI KENYA POLICE
British War Medal 3149 2/CON. M. NDEZI. KENYA POLICE.
Replacement Victory Medal (unnamed)
Copy medal roll. 2nd Constable Munathia Ndezi was awarded the 1914/15 Star trio for service with the East African Police Service Battalion. They deployed to the Uganda-German East Africa border in August 1915. very scarce unit
S-28778 PTE. H.H. THORPE. A.S.C.
British War Medal S-28778 CPL. H.H. THORPE. A.S.C.
Victory Medal S-28778 CPL. H.H. THORPE. A.S.C.
Copy service papers. Horace Henry Thorpe son of Horace and Elizebeth Thorpe born Sheerness Kent enlisted aged 15 years in 1910. He went to Egypt 12 September 1915 and served with "D" Supply Company. He died 30 December 1918 at 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, Egypt from pneumonia.
1914/15 Star T32340 DVR. A.L. WARREN. A.S.C.
British War Medal T32340 DVR. A.L. WARREN. A.S.C.
Victory Medal T32340 DVR. A.L. WARREN. A.S.C.
Copy research. Albert Lionel Warren was 20 and a Farrier when he enlisted in Kingston, Surrey 10 April 1913. He served with HQ 28th Div. as a Shoeing Smith. He accidentally drowned 9 November 1915. He was buried at Alexandria (Chatby) Military Cemetery, Egypt.
Victory Medal 159690 SPR. M. PICKERING. R.E.
Copy MIC. Sapper Mathew Pickering served with the Royal Engineers, received the two medals. In the 1911 census there are two men named Mathew Pickering, both from the Durham area, one born 1889 and one 1900.
Victory Medal 57591 PTE. C.B. LUDGATE. K.R.RIF.C.
Copy research. Cecil Bertie Ludgate was the son of Joseph and Edith Ludgate and died of wounds 1 November 1918, aged 20. He was serving with the18th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. He is buried in Vichte Military Cemetery. His parents lived in Ford, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
Victory Medal 41010 G. BECKINGHAM. D. OF CORN.L.I.
Copy research. George Beckingham was born in 1899 and served with the 7th D.C.L.I. He lived in Gloucester and was a musician and bandmaster with several local bands, including the Salvation Army. In 1939 he was a railway clerk, living in Seymour Road, Gloucester. He died in Gloucester in 1963. The 7th battalion served on the Western Front.
CPL. W. BARTON. A.S.C.
Victory Medal MiD M2-130534 CPL. W. BARTON. A.S.C.
Copy service papers and research. William Barton was from Preston, Lancashire and enlisted 30 September 1915, aged 42. He served with No. 1 Water Tank Coy. and went to France 12 April 1916. His MID was Gazetted 8 July 1919. He was discharged 18 February 1919. Water Tank Coys. drew water from rivers, treated it and then tranported it in water wagons to fill the troop's canteens.
|1914/15 Star 20238 PTE. T.
Replacement British War Medal (unnamed)
Victory Medal 20238 PTE. T. O'HARE. E.LAN.R.
Copy medal card. Thomas O'Hare served with the 6th Bn East Lancashire Regiment and went to Gallipoli 23 November 1915.
& Victory Medals
32764 PTE. A.B. COATES. SOM.L.I. £60 MIC. Arthur Bernard Coates served with the 8th Bn.
34697 PTE. F. WILLIAMS. K.S.L.I. £50 MIC. Frank Williams. Also served with the Cheshires.
6-3288 PTE. T. BRIERLEY. NORTH'D FUS. £50 MIC. Thomas Brierley. Discharged for shell-shock. Entitled to Silver War Badge.
655644 GNR. J. MIDDLETON. R.A. £32 MIC. James Middleton, Royal Field Artillery (TF).
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Silver War Badges
B141367 - Issued to 9108 Pte William Smith, Highland Light Infantry. £25
348641 - Issued to 37959 Pte Thomas Bevan, Cheshire Regiment/Labour Corps £25
362328 - Issued to 90229 Bdr. William Pillbeam, Royal Garrison Artillery. £25
481636 - Issued to S.S.Cpl. Harold George Simmons, Royal Artillery £25
39620 PTE. H.A. GILBERT. R.A.M.C. £28
Copy MIC. Hurbert Arthur Gilbert. France 10 May 1915. Discharged 23 February 1919. Born in Lichfield, Staffordshire 1892.
64770 SPR. W. EDWARDS. R.E. £25
Copy MIC. William Edwards went to France 11 September 1915. Discharged Class Z.
||British War Medals:
200 BMDR. T. PRICE. R.A. £28 MIC. Thomas Price served with the Royal Garrison Artillery and entitled to Victory Medal.
S-295257 PTE. P.J. SEYMOUR. A.S.C. £33
Copy research. Percival James Seymour was born in Ross, Herefordshire in 1898 and enlisted in August 1916. Served in Mesopotamia from August 1918. He was discharged in May 1920 and died in 1985.
Copy MIC and medal roll shows that James Frederick Smith served with the 9th (Northumberland Hussars) Battalion and was discharged to class Z.
2603 PTE JONATHAN 2/ K A R £30
Copy MIC and medal roll confirms entitled to pair. Served with 1/2nd Battalion King's African Rifles.
213056 GNR. W.J. ADAMS. R.A. £30 MIC. William J. Adams served with the Royal Garrison Artillery. Entitled to pair.
||13797 PTE. W. DICKINSON. A.V.C.
MIC. William Dickinson served with the Army Veterinary Corps and R.F.A. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.
M2-137543 PTE. F.W. DANCE. A.S.C. £30
MIC and copy papers. Frank Walter Dance enlisted November 1915. Served in France from April 1916 and was a lorry driver. Discharged July 1919 from 116 Auxiliary (Petrol) Company.
A-205068 PTE. L.H. GREEN. K.R.RIF.C. £28 MIC and copy papers. Leonard Henry Green served with the 1st Battalion and was discharged in March 1920. Also received the British War Medal.
7673 PTE. A. LOFTHOUSE. W. YORK.R. £25 MIC. Albert Lofthouse served with 1st Battalion and received the 1914 Star and clasp and a Silver War Badge.
R4-067936 PTE. A. LORD. A.S.C. £13 MIC. R4 indicates service in a remount unit. Entitled to British War Medal.
Private Walter Edwards
|Territorial Force Efficiency Medal
(GV) 5244781 PTE. W. EDWARDS.
Copy research. Walter Edwards was born in 1888 and served in the Suffolk Regiment and Staffordshire Regiment in World War One (received the British War and Victory Medals). In 1921 he enlisted into the 7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. He was awarded the TFEM in February 1933, receiving an old medal from stock - the Territorial Efficiency Medal having been introduced. He was discharged in 1936.
Staff Sergeant Thomas William Morris
|Army Long Service Good Conduct Medal
(GV) 1020072 S.SJT. T.W. MORRIS.
Copy research. Thomas William Morris was born in Portsmouth 11 May 1901 and enlisted into the Royal Artilleryin December 1915. He did not serve overseas and has no medal entitlement for World War One. He was dicharged in November 1936. In the 1939 cenus he is shown as "Armament Fitter Pensioner, Royal Artillery", living in Portsmouth. He died there in 1972.
WOII Frederick Jolliffe
Royal Army Service Corps
|Army Long Service Good Conduct Medal
(GV) S-16321 W.O.CL.II. F.
JOLLIFFE. R.A.S.C. £85
Copy research. Frederick Jolliffe was born in Weymouth in 1876. He enlisted in the Army Service Corps in 1900 and was posted to South Africa in 1905. Returned to the UK in April 1910 and went to France 9 August 1914 (awarded 1914 star and clasp trio, Staff Sergeant). Returned to UK September 1915. Promoted Warrant Officer class 2 (SQMS) in August 1918. Discharged March 1920 as no longer physically fit for service.
Private Edward Brasier
Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteer Corps
|Volunteer Long Service Medal (Vic)
PTE. E. BRAISER £120
Edward Brasier (engraved as Braiser) served with the Cinque Ports Volunteer Rifle Corps. (The name Edward Braiser does not exist). He was born in Hastings, Sussex in 1857 was a messenger for the Port Corporation in 1901. He appears in the local newspaper reports several times: (Sept. 1882. The Hastings Rifle Volunteers. Pte E. Brasier; Sept. 1893 First Cinque Ports Rifles. Pte. E. Brasier). However, in January 1909 the same newspaper reported that Edward Brasier, a messenger at the Town Hall, had been acting as Treasurer for the Duke of Wellington Slate Club and had gone missing when problems were found with the club accounts. He handed himself in to the police and was charged and convicted of larcnecy. He was sentenced to 1 month hard labour and 5 years reformatory¯. In 1911 he is still living in Hastings but has no employment.
|Volunteer Long Service Medal (Vic) Unnamed £60|
Private Francis Frank Tod
1st Middlesex Volunteer Rifle Corps
|Volunteer Long Service Medal (EdVII)
2854 PTE F.F. TOD. 1ST MIDDX:V.R.C. £100
Francis Frank Tod was born in Shoreditch, London 1867 and was awarded the medal in Army Order 1st May 1906. In 1908 he re-enlisted into the 9th County of London Regiment and stated that he had previously served with the 1st Middlesex VRC from January 1892 to March 1908. This suggests that he had also served in a previous volunteer unit, as the medal qualification was 20 years service.
He was discharged from the 9th Londons in March 1909. (JS)
||9 ct gold Boy Scouts "Thanks" Badge
stamped 9 CT on back. £130
Badge is approx. 2 x 2 cm.